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Michael Barasch and Jim McGarry have been interviewed on TV and radio as well as in dozens of newspapers, describing the work done by our NYC personal injury law firm to preserve rescue workers’ legal rights.

After representing thousands of New York City firefighters for nearly two decades, we thought we had witnessed the limits of human courage. However on September 11, 2001, we understood as never before that the bravery of our lion-hearted firefighters knows no limits.

In our city’s time of greatest need, New York’s bravest did not hesitate. They did not falter. Lawyers are men of words. However today, we have no words to express the depth of our gratitude and our grief. We men of words have been silenced by their heroism, by their patriotism.

We give thanks to the men and women who continue to do all that they can in the wake of this tragedy. Thank you to the firefighters, the police officers, EMS, the iron and construction workers, the National Guard, and the volunteers. Thank you to Con Edison and to Verizon. Thank you to the school children who write letters of encouragement and to the millions of unsung heroes who are the spirit of this superior country. Our prayers and thoughts remain with you all.

Please be assured that we stand ready and committed to help you any way we can.

the_hill_logoFEMA needs funding even after the storms have passed
September 28, 2017
labor_press_logoDeadline Approaches for Clergy Sexual Abuse Victims Seeking Closure and Compensation
September 27, 2017
NJBlueNow_logoAn Exclusive Interview with Michael Barasch, Eqs. on The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
September 2017
labor_press_logoMichael Barasch and UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald Appear on the “Blue Collar Buzz” Radio Show
September 3, 2017
sonstein sessionsVerizon Workers Falling Ill to September 11th Toxins
August 25, 2017
the_hill_logoNeglected US transit system — This is why we can’t have nice things
August 3, 2017
downtown_express_logoOp-Ed: 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund isn’t just for First Responders
August 3, 2017
sonstein sessionsTeachers and Students Ailing From 9/11 Toxins
July 7, 2017
abc_7_logo2 MTA track maintenance supervisors suspended following Harlem subway derailment
June 29, 2017
salt_lake_tribune_logoGehrke: The lingering legacy of Sept. 11 hangs heavy over some Utah firefighters
June 20, 2017
the_hill_logoSilent killer — 9/11 illnesses strike national first responders
June 6, 2017
sonstein sessionsNot Someone You’d Think Would Be Suffering From Post 9/11 Illnesses
May 14, 2017
the_hill_logoSlashing FEMA’s budget would put Americans last
April 15, 2017
newsday_logoLawsuit accuses Saudi Arabia of funding 9/11 al-Qaida attacks
March 21, 2017
labor_press_logo9/11 Fund Extends Compensation Deadline for Cancer Victims
February 24, 2017
the_hill_logoWe must ensure our 9/11 first responders are protected — they acted to protect us
February 17, 2017
downtown_express_logoAG: Firm cheated 9/11 heroes with shady loans
February 15, 2017
NY1Whistleblowing Lawyer Who Exposed Alleged 9/11 Victims’ Fund Scam Speaks Out
February 8, 2017
NY Daily NewsNY Attorney General says legal funding company ripped off 9/11 responders, football players with ‘unlawfully high’ interest rates
February 7, 2017
CBS NYN.J. Company Accused Of Scamming 9/11 Responders, NFL Players
February 7, 2017
USA TodayLegal financial advance firm accused of scamming 9/11 heroes, NFL players
February 7, 2017
In the wind: Experts say thousands of Downtowners affected by toxic 9/11 dust still missing from Zadroga Act rolls
January 30, 2017
dnainfo_logoWhy One Lawyer Will Never Stop Fighting For 9/11 Victims
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dnainfo_logo15 Years After 9/11, This Foundation Works Day in and Day Out to Help Victims
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prweb_logoLeading 9/11 Attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson Praise September 11th Victim Compensation Fund for Meeting Payment and Rules Deadline
June 24, 2016
dailynews_smallFirefighters left with sore thumbs due to heavy doors on trucks
August 4, 2015
prweb_logoVictim Compensation Fund Update: Special Master’s Office Releases Mid-year Statistics
July 21, 2015
prweb_logoAttorney for Injured and Ill 9/11 Responders and Survivors Commends House Committee Hearing on Zadroga Reauthorization
June 12, 2015
prweb_logoNew York Attorney Michael Barasch Pushes Back on NY Post Article Criticizing Congress’ Effort to Extend Zadroga Act
October 9, 2014
prweb_logoNew York Law Firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson Support GAO Validation of Providing Treatment for 9/11 Cancer Victims
September 05, 2014
prweb_logoNew York Law Firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson Announces More Cancers Linked to Toxic World Trade Center Dust
March 07, 2014
prweb_logoNew York Personal Injury Attorney Michael Barasch Asks if 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Is Adequate as Over 35,000 New Claimants Register
October 16, 2013
prweb_logoNew York Personal Injury Attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson Applaud Addition of Prostate Cancer to List of 9/11 Covered Illnesses
September 25, 2013
prweb_logoNew York Personal Injury Attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson Urge Claimants with World Trade Center-Related Illnesses to Register for Benefits by October 3rd
September 25, 2013
prweb_logoNew York Personal Injury Attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson Launches New Website to Further Assist Clients
September 18, 2013
prweb_logoNew York Personal Injury Attorney at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson Support Prostate Cancer Addition to List of 9/11 Covered Illnesses.
July 30, 2013
prweb_logoNew York Personal Injury Attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson Warn of Sequestration’s Impact on Zadroga Compensation Act
June 11, 2013
prweb_logoNY Personal Injury Attorney Michael Barasch Praises Decision to Add 50 Types of Cancer to Illnesses Covered by the Zadroga Act
September 18, 2012
nypost_logoFeds FINALLY ready to recognize 9/11 cancer link
September 12, 2012
huffingtonpost_logo9/11 Cancer Link To Be Recognized By Federal Government, Allowing Zadroga Act To Compensate Victims
September 10, 2012
nypost_logoZadroga ruling adds cancer coverage for 9/11 responders
September 10, 2012
abc7_logo9/11 responders’ cancer care to be covered by federal government
September 10, 2012
wallstreetjournal_logoTough task for those compensating ill 9/11 workers
September 7, 2012
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Zadroga 9/11 Healthcare Act
Heroes of 9/11
Sick Ground Zero Workers to Receive Compensation
Help 9/11 Victims Sickened in the Aftermath of the Attack
New York Personal Injury Attorney Michael Barasch Urges Ground Zero Workers with Cancer to Find Out if They are Entitled to Compensation for Their WTC Injuries


New Law Could Deny Funding to 9/11 Rescuers
January 24, 2011

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cbsnews_video_logoCause of 9/11 Death Disputed
See Michael Barasch’s appearance on CBS News
fox_logoMichael Barasch and Detective Robert Williamson discuss health and pension problems of 9/11 rescue workers
See Michael Barasch’s appearance on Fox News, April 25, 2006NYC failed to comply with OSHA by stockpiling respirators
See Michael Barasch’s interview with Fox News
cbslogoTale of the ‘Walking Dead’
9/11 rescue worker succumbs to illness sustained during search efforts

See Michael Barasch’s interview with CBS
 nbclogoIs the compensation fund for victims of 9-11 fair?
See Michael Barasch’s interview with MSNBC Something in the air: is it really safe?
See Michael Barasch’s interview with MSNBC What sick firefighters are being told behind closed doors
Hear Jim McGarry’s interview with MSNBC
cnnNotices of claims filed to protect firefighters
See Michael Barasch’s interview with CNN NYC was unprepared: respirators not stockpiled
See Michael Barasch’s interview with CNN
thechief_logoMayor: Zadroga A Hero, Sorry I Disputed That
November 16, 2007
newsday_logoBloomberg sorry for ‘not a hero’ remark
November 6, 2007
nytimesMayor Calls Detective Hero but Adds to the Confusion
November 6, 2007
dailynews_smallMayor Bloomberg promises to honor James Zadroga
November 6, 2007
nytimesMayor Backs Away From Questioning Dead Officer’s Heroism
October 31, 2007
cbsnews_logoFury After Bloomberg Says 9/11 Cop No Hero
October 30, 2007
nypost_logoBloomberg: Tragic WTC cop no hero
October 30, 2007
nytimesCity Says Prescription Misuse Caused Death of Detective Who Worked at 9/11 Site
October 26, 2007
therecord_logoGround Zero worker’s death blamed on pills
October 26, 2007
thechief_logoPension Ruling Reversed:
2 Firefighters Granted WTC Disability Pay
October 26, 2007
dailynews_smallCity says drug use, not dust, killed 9/11 hero James Zadroga
October 26, 2007
cbsnews_logoME Claims 9/11 Cop Died From Drug Misuse
October 25, 2007
nytimesFamily in 9/11 Dust Case Visits Medical Examiner
October 20, 2007
nypost_logoKin Fight On In 9/11 Toxic War
October 20, 2007
cbsnews_logo9/11 Worker’s Family Rejects Death Ruling
October 19, 2007
dailynews_smallCity ripped on delay of FDNY case
May 15, 2006
nytimesLetter to the Editor of The New York Times
from Michael Barasch
dailynews_smallBravest left breathless
March 23, 2005
 gazetteMaloney Files Bill To Compensate Bypassed 9-11 Injured Workers
 nylawjournalFirefighters Grateful For Firm’s Representation
newsdayAll not over for 9/11 fund
June 17, 2004
dailynews_smallWorkers: Cancer is no coincidence
May 25, 2004
dailynews_smallBravest, Finest cite work at WTC and Fresh Kills
May 24, 2004
nylawjournalFund Eases City’s Burden for 9/11-Related Injury Claims
 newsweekA False Sense of Security
March 13, 2004
amny_logoWTC COUGH
FDNY’s ranks thinned by mysterious illness
dailynews_smallTossed case hit firefighter where it hurt
nytimesApplicants Rush to Meet Deadline for Sept. 11 Fund
amny_logoDown to the wire
As deadline nears, more victims file for WTC fund

December 5-7, 2003
nylawjournal9/11 Fund Gains Trust Among Injured, Families
Clients Abandon Litigation for Federal Compensation

November 28, 2003
dailynews_smallMichael Barasch quoted in the New York Daily News on November 29, 2003 regarding discontinuing hundreds of lawsuits against the City
newsdayMichael Barasch quoted in New York Newsday on September 21, 2003 regarding Ground Zero workers
sunMichael Barasch quoted in the New York Sun on July 2, 2003 regarding firefighter suits against New York City
nylawjournalMichael Barasch quoted in the New York Law Journal on June 23, 2003 regarding respirator injury suits stemming from the rescue efforts after 9/11
nylawjournalCourt Strikes Another Blow to Firefighter’s Rule, May, 2003
dailynews_smallMichael Barasch quoted in The Daily News on December 14, 2002 regarding the freezing of rescue worker lawsuits from 9/11
newsdayMichael Barasch quoted in New York Newsday on February 5, 2002 regarding firefighters’ rights

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